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Music Shapes Lives

Music Shapes Lives

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Music Shapes Lives - Katie Newman - cellist and litigator, describes the benefit her musical education brings to her chosen professional life in the latest in our irregular series of videos from important figures in our community....


RSS welcomes participants from far and wide!

RSS welcomes participants from far and wide!

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The Prairie Cello Institute welcomes students from outside of Regina!  We offer private, single room/shared bath, accommodation to our out-of-town participants at the Luther College Residence. This is a beautiful University residence building directly on campus and an easy walk from the...


2022 fees now all at the Earlybird rate

2022 fees now all at the Earlybird rate

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Registration fees for RSS 2022 are now all to be held at the Earlybird rate. This means you can sign up and still pay the reduced fee of $400. Deadline is June 1st so why wait?...


A message from MLA Meara Alexander

A message from MLA Meara Alexander

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Music shapes lives. Here's our first video from a public figure who benefited from a musical education but chose success in another profession. Thank you Saskatchewan MLA, lawyer, cellist, and singer Meara Alexandra. You enrich our community and we are grateful for all you do....


Guest Faculty for 2022

Guest Faculty for 2022

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Karley Parovsky is a musician, a lifelong student of the violin, and a ‘curious teacher’. She explores the challenges of learning a musical instrument, enjoys the opportunities presented through her teaching, and shares the successes found in playing outside the lines. Karley has travelled...


Guest Faculty for 2022

Guest Faculty for 2022

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RSS welcomes Professor Veronique Mathieu to our faculty. Véronique is Professor of Violin at the University of Saskatchewan where she holds the David L. Kaplan Chair in Music. She previously served on the faculty at State University of New York in Buffalo, and the University of Kansas. Dr....


Guest Faculty for 2022

Guest Faculty for 2022

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RSS welcomes distinguished professor Mr. Simon MacDonald of the Victoria Conservatory. You may remember Mr. MacDonald as the former Concertmaster of our own Regina Symphony Orchestra. So happy that we could entice him back to share his energetic and inspiring teaching style with us. Go here...


Welcome to RSS at the Riddell Centre!

Welcome to RSS at the Riddell Centre!

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RSS is very excited to announce a new partnership with the Music Department at the University of Regina. We will be relocating to the wonderful, modern, facility of the Riddell Centre on the main University campus. Excellent spaces for all our masterclass, chamber music, and orchestra activities...


Field Trip!

Field Trip!

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We took a short break from our musical activities for a field trip to make our donations to the nearby Community Fridge. The generosity of our students, parents, and faculty was heartwarming and we were able to give back something to the community enabling our work this week....


We have a new poster!

We have a new poster!

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RSS has a bright, new poster! Look out for it around the city and share it on your favorite social media. And of course, don't forget to join the wonderful group of students and faculty already signed up for this dynamic...


Sad News

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With much regret the 2020 edition of RSS has had to be cancelled. Despite our best efforts to find work-arounds to make the program viable this year, the uncertainty surrounding the Province's Phase 4 start date coupled with the cancellation of venue bookings (and any available,...


Summer Strings COVID-19 Update

Summer Strings COVID-19 Update

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We have had our doubts as to whether we can offer the popular RSS program this summer, but with recent news relaxing the restrictions imposed to combat the crisis, and Saskatchewan's success in generally 'flattening the curve', we feel we should make every effort to proceed as intended. We...


RSS welcomes new RSO Principal 2nd Violinist HengHan Hou

RSS welcomes new RSO Principal 2nd Violinist HengHan Hou

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Regina Summer Strings 2020 is proud to welcome newly appointed Principal 2nd Violinist HengHan Hou to our city and to our Faculty.  Hailing from Taiwan, violinist Heng-Han Hou's musicality and sensitivity have firmly established him in the music scene in Canada. Heng-Han performs regularly as...


RSS welcomes RCMF guest artists

RSS welcomes RCMF guest artists

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Regina Summer Strings is excited to welcome the wonderful guest artists of the Regina Chamber Music Festival as guest faculty for our program. Violinists Kerry DuWors and Catherine Cosbey, violist Catherine Gray and cellist Cameron Crozman are all contemporary superstars and will offer...


String instrument repairer in residence at Prairie Cello Institute 2019

String instrument repairer in residence at Prairie Cello Institute 2019

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Well-known Luthier Natanael Sasaki will be setting up his workshop in Regina as resident luthier to the 2019 Prairie Cello Institute. Natanael will be offering instrument and bow repairs, bow rehairs and advice on how to look after our instruments. Famous for his work on the Bullet Cello,...


Last day to save!

Last day to save!

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Today is the last day to take advantage of the Earlybird rate when you sign up for RSS 2019. Register today at www.summerstrings.ca/payment and save 10% on the cost of the program!...


We're moving!

We're moving!

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It's official - Summer Strings is moving to the brand new facilities of the Regina Conservatory for the Performing Arts! This is a big change but the new spaces there present a unique opportunity to expand the possibilities of what we're able to offer in the program, and ultimately sets...


Festival Director Christian Robinson appointed RSO Concertmaster

Festival Director Christian Robinson appointed RSO Concertmaster

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Congratulations to Christian Robinson, Director of Regina Summer Strings, on his appointment as the new Concertmaster of the Regina Symphony...


Summer Strings On Stage!

Summer Strings On Stage!

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Regina Summer Strings announces Summer Strings On Stage! - the concert showcasing our fantastic faculty. The concert takes place Tuesday  July 3rd, 2018 in the beautiful performance space of Westminster United Church on 13th Avenue in Regina, SK. Performers will be: Christian Robinson...


Regina Chamber Music Festival

Regina Chamber Music Festival

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The Regina Chamber Music Festival runs concurrently with Regina Summer Strings under the leadership of pianist, Katherine Dowling; violinist, Amy Hillis and violinist, Catherine Cosbey. Together with violinist, Yolanda Bruno and cellist Arnold Choi they will perform a series of concerts to...